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Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

A golf-cart friendly, lake community


POKER RUN On Beautiful Sylvan Lake
Saturday, July 8th 2 p.m.-5 p.m. 

Pre-sale Tickets available for $20 at: Rome City Town Hall & Sundaes on Sylvan. 

TICKET PRICE DAY OF EVENT $25.00 -  50% Pay out to winners!!   

The American Red Cross welcome center is open at Rome City Elementary School for those impacted by recent flooding: 400 Jefferson Street, Rome City.

July 7th – Blood Drive by Red Cross. Give blood 11AM-4PM at Rome City's United Methodist Church: 297 Washington Street, Fellowship Hall

Marshal's  Office

Rome City is home to the Gene Stratton-Porter State Museum and Historic site 

Welcome residents and visitors! ​

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Sylvan lake, Town of Rome City

The town of Rome City, Indiana is a tourist attraction  nestled perfectly in northeast Indiana, Noble County and Orange township. Our small town offers beautiful views and homes for over of 1600 residents on and around  Sylvan Lake and attracts visitors year round to our many tourist attractions.

Sylvan Lake Indiana is a SKI LAKE, an all-season lake with a wonderful public access and boat launch site, 

16-miles of beautiful shoreline, great fishing, and our famous "Big Island" complete with scenic island nature trails and a public island boat dock. 

Gene Stratton-Porter​

The town of Rome City and Sylvan Lake hosts the second home to renowned author and nature photographer, Gene Stratton-Porter. Take a tour of the beautiful 150-acres state museum and historic site featuring formal gardens, woods, an abundance of nature, and Gene Stratton-Porter's restored lakefront cabin on  Sylvan Lake.​​

Annual  Events


Location of Red Cross welcome center for those effected by flooding:

400 Jefferson Street,  Rome CIty Elementary School

 Come take a look at town hall, Rome City!


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Rome City, Indiana

is a small

community on famous

Sylvan Lake.​.

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Noble County Emergency Management Agency, Rome City & Sylvan Lake Assoc.



Free service, get town messages, emergency alerts or advisories!

Join us and bring the family!  This annual event is a spectacular sight. Tell a friend.

About our community

Farmers Market, MAY TO OCTOBER - Town Hall Lot  

May 5th & 6th - Town-wide Garage Sale

July 1ST, FOURTH Fireworks on Sylvan Lake

Aug 4th & 5th - Town-wide Garage Sale​​

Aug 12th & 13th - Chautauqua Days Festival!!!

November 18th - Chamber Christmas House Walk 


Gun Permit, Hand gun photo, Town of Rome City

EVENT DETAILS: Start and Check-In: Sylvan Lake Public Access Ramp in Lakeside Park. 

This event is proudly supported and sponsored by the Rome City Chamber of Commerce. ALL PROCEEDS will go toward beautification projects in Rome City. 

Gun Permit, Hand gun photo, Town of Rome City

West Lake residents receive aid as water recedes

IN THE NEWS, ROME CITY — Aid groups are continuing to offer assistance to "West Lakes residents" who had their homes flooded more than a week ago, including providing meals, offering laundry and shower services and giving away cleanup kits.

FOURTH of July Fireworks on Sylvan 

 Date:  Saturday, July 1st.  If rain, rain date is on July 2, Sunday.

Civilian Firearms Safety Program, 2017

DATES: July 29th, August 26th, Sept 30th


One day course of approximately 6 hours, by trained firearms instructors

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